Revisiting “Self-Control”

Back in January 2016, MINDSHIFT published an article by Katrina Schwartz titled “Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control”. It’s always a good idea to revisit articles on self-control (especially after a busy holiday season). This article talks about the research of Walter Mischel and his well-known body of work called “THE MARSHMALLOW TEST”. Check [Read More…]

Suspending Preschoolers?

A very interesting article was recently published on Mindshift discussing how suspending preschoolers really does NOT work and how adults can intervene. Suspending preschoolers? Really? YES! It’s a fact. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 6,743 children who were enrolled in district-provided pre-K in 2013-14 received one or more out-of-school suspensions. Oh my… Check [Read More…]

What Changes When A School Embraces Mindfulness?

This is an article we found interesting in regards to implementing the MINDUP Curriculum into the classroom. Researchers are continuing to see proven examples of how academic performance improves when mindfulness strategies are used. Although the research conducted in this article was on older children, we see mindfulness strategies used in the early childhood classroom [Read More…]

Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control

Thank you to our friends at MINDSHIFT for posting this article on research based strategies to help children develop self-control. This article focuses on the work of Psychology Professor Walter Mischel. Read the full article here. Of course SELF-CONTROL is one of the key protective factors identified by the DECA as key in developing a [Read More…]

Preschoolers and Praise

“Preschool children are in the early stages of developing their self concept — their mental picture of who they are, what they can do, and who they are capable of becoming. During this pivotal time, the language parents and educators use with preschoolers — particularly when they face challenges or struggle to learn new skills [Read More…]

Growth Mindset: Clearing Up Some Confusion

We love to talk about our TOUGH STUFF CD but we especially love to talk about it when it relates directly to research! Check out this article recently posted on MindShift regarding growth mindset and fixed mindset-the research of Dr Carol Dweck. The work we do at GROWNG SOUND is especially relatable to Confusion #2. [Read More…]

Preschoolers and Emotions

A recent article in Mind/Shift focuses on “The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions”. At Growing Sound many of our songs help children understand their Emotions. For young learners we have our song titled “Emotion” from the CD titled I CAN SETTLE DOWN. This song is also available in English/Spanish on our [Read More…]

Emotional Learning as important as ABC’s?

We recently came across this article in MindShift that explains how emotional learning may be as important as learning the ABC’s. A study conducted by Kenneth Dodge, a psychologist at Duke University proved that,  “In the same way that we can teach reading literacy, we can teach social and emotional literacy.” (according to Dodge). Several programs including [Read More…]

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

“Creativity is representing some kind of relevant problem in a new way and making people understand it, and feel about it, and have some insight into something that matters.” We love this article featured in MindShift.  Seems to be a direct fit to what we are doing with our award-winning project titled IMAGINATION GENERATION. “Students’ [Read More…]